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Sovereign Street becomes one-way to vehicles to improve cycling and walking connections: Sovereign St TCF Works Card HR

05 Jan 2024

Sovereign Street becomes one-way to vehicles to improve cycling and walking connections

Sovereign Street has become one-way as part of plans to improve cycling and walking connections across Leeds city centre.

Connecting Leeds Transport

Library’s light fantastic storybook scenes add a touch of glass: image00017

05 Jan 2024

Library’s light fantastic storybook scenes add a touch of glass

A beautiful collection of vintage magic lantern slides has been shedding new light on scenes from some of history’s most iconic stories.

The beautiful, coloured glass slides date from around 1906, and feature moments from classic tales including Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and Aladdin.

Libraries Arts

Leeds City Council Logo

04 Jan 2024

Update on new night-time flying applications from Leeds Bradford Airport

Leeds City Council can today provide an update on the process it will follow while dealing with a number of recent applications from Leeds Bradford Airport relating to night-time flying.

Leeds Bradford Airport

Council launches new scheme to help Leeds residents cut energy bills: Home Energy Help - HUG - Social graphic

03 Jan 2024

Council launches new scheme to help Leeds residents cut energy bills

Hundreds of Leeds homeowners, renters, and landlords of properties without gas central heating can now get energy saving green measures installed free of charge or at a significant discount, thanks to a new Leeds City Council scheme.

Climate change Housing Environment

City’s historic live music project is just the ticket: Beatles backstage at Odeon- Credit West Yorkshrie Archives

02 Jan 2024

City’s historic live music project is just the ticket

Generations of musical memories are being captured for a new project in Leeds which is reliving some of the city’s most iconic gigs.

Hundreds of tickets which once secured entry to memorable live performances by a host of music legends including The Beatles, Elton John and U2 have been collected for the Leodis online archive.

Libraries Arts

Brand new exhibition will lift the lid on history’s rogue traders: LEEDM.E.2011.11.51

02 Jan 2024

Brand new exhibition will lift the lid on history’s rogue traders

Suspect sales tactics employed by crafty companies through history will be exposed in a new exhibition exploring the evolution of advertising.

The Power of Persuasion will cast a critical eye over the spurious claims made by firms of the past, which occasionally landed them in hot water and helped set the strict standards for advertising today.

Abbey House Museum Museums and galleries Arts

Major new plans aim to deliver a healthy future for ageing leisure centre site: Fearnville 1

22 Dec 2023

Major new plans aim to deliver a healthy future for ageing leisure centre site

A popular but ageing leisure centre site could be transformed into a state-of-the-art sports and wellbeing hub under exciting plans announced by Leeds City Council today.

Leisure and sport

P-p-p-pick up the perfect late Christmas gift as Lotherton launches adopt a penguin project: Penguin adoption

22 Dec 2023

P-p-p-pick up the perfect late Christmas gift as Lotherton launches adopt a penguin project

Last minute Christmas shoppers in Leeds can pick up the perfect present for animal lovers by adopting an adorable penguin. 

Lotherton Wildlife World is giving people the chance to adopt and support their colony of Humboldt penguins, helping the site to conserve the birds whilst also supporting international efforts to protect them in the wild. 

Lotherton Hall Museums and galleries Parks and countryside

New Christmas market prompts seasonal city centre surge: Ice Cube 2023

22 Dec 2023

New Christmas market prompts seasonal city centre surge

The arrival of a new Christmas market has sparked a festive footfall boom in Leeds city centre, new figures have revealed. 

Since the launch of the city’s new seasonal market just three weeks ago, the city centre has enjoyed its three busiest days since 2019, with huge spikes in the numbers of people visiting a number of key locations. 

City centre Christmas Christmas events

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21 Dec 2023

Warning issued after a court issues a £5000 fine for out of control dog

Leeds City Council has issued a warning to dog owners, after a woman from Leeds was hit with a £5000 fine, relating to five offences for dog fouling and five offences for not keeping her dog on a lead.

Environmental Services

Festive road safety pantomime delights pupils with laughter and life-saving lessons: Councillor Hayden and Councillor Holroyd-Case with Santa, Rudolph and pupils at Thorpe Primary School

19 Dec 2023

Festive road safety pantomime delights pupils with laughter and life-saving lessons

Santa and his helpers are making a few extra early stops in Leeds to deliver a very special present to primary school pupils.  

Highways Christmas Children Connecting Leeds Road safety Schools